The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has developed the Local Government PACE Portal, a "one-stop shop" for local governments interested in allowing property owners to take advantage of PACE financing. This site includes introductory information about PACE (including a list of PACE providers in the nine Bay Area counties), outlines the steps necessary for making PACE available in your jurisdiction, and provides document templates to help staff prepare packets for presentation to local elected leaders.

Bay Area Regional Energy NetworkU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

PACE Providers in California

(listed alphabetically, as of July 2015)

  • Alliance NRG Program™

    • Sponsored by California Statewide Community Development Authority, or CSCDA
    • Part of CSCDA "Open PACE"
    • Opt-in process: requires (1) city/county “opt-in resolution” if your jurisdiction is already a member of CSCDA
    • Residential and commercial properties
    • Contact: David Schaefer, david.schaefer@alliancenrg.com, (561) 288-0694
    • Government relations page
  • CaliforniaFIRST

    • Sponsored by California Statewide Community Development Authority, or CSCDA
    • Part of CSCDA "Open PACE"
    • Opt-in process: requires (1) city/county "Opt-in resolution" if your jurisdiction is already a member of CSCDA
    • Residential and commercial properties
    • Contact: Jonathan Kevles, jkevles@renewfund.com, (510) 350-3709
    • Government relations page
  • California HERO

    • Sponsored by Western Riverside Council of Governments
    • Opt-in process: requires (1) city/county "Opt-in resolution," and (1) JPA amendment (attachment) also approved by the local legislative body.
    • Residential properties only
    • Contact either: Leah Rowell, lrowell@heroprogram.com, (650)576-2181 or Dustin Reilich, dreilich@heroprogram.com, (949)237-0965
    • Government relations page
  • Figtree Financing

  • PACE Funding

    • Sponsored by California Municipal Finance Authority
    • Residential only
    • Opt-in process: contact Robert Giles, bob@pacefunding.com, (650) 799-4540
  • PACE Funding Group

    • Sponsored by California Statewide Community Development Authority, or CSCDA
    • Part of CSCDA "Open PACE"
    • Opt-in process: requires (1) city/county "Opt-in resolution" if your jurisdiction is already a member of CSCDA
    • Residential only
    • Contact: John Law, john@pacefunding.com, (209) 602-8990
    • Government relations page
  • Ygrene Energy Fund

    • Sponsored by Golden State Financing Authority (GSFA) formerly known as California Home Finance Authority or CRHMFA Homebuyers Fund/CHF, the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) partner
    • Commercial and Residential
    • Opt-in process
      • For Counties—(3) resolutions required (one for AB 811 authorization; one for SB 555 authorization; and one for the agreement for placing PACE assessments on tax rolls).
      • For the cities/towns, (2) resolutions required (one for AB 811 authorization; and one for SB 555 authorization)
    • Contact: Emily Goodwin, emily.goodwin@ygrene.us, (707) 236-6635
    • Government relations page